The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Lisa Rice wrote this.

Between extensive to-do lists and bustling crowds, it’s easy to overlook the unadorned gifts in plain view. The sights, smells, tastes and sounds of Christmas can become muted and bland. Sometimes, I even sense a little humbug moving in.

To prevent it, I’ve decided to carry last month’s holiday into this one. Determined to count blessings regardless of how stressed out I’m tempted to be. In fact, I’ve started a list. Some big things. Some small. Each makes me smile.

  • Twinkling lights galore, expressions of wonder from the little ones in my life and other surprises that pop up unexpectedly.
  • The aroma of goodies baking in my oven, crisp winter air and the woodsy fragrance of a crackling fire.
  • Laughter from family and friends, songs that tug heartstrings and movies reminding me life is all about perspective.

Simple blessings easily ignored. Recognized and appreciated if consciously counted. Will you join me in this endeavor? What are some of yours?

The video below reminds me that “presents” are opened daily and they’re truly significant when compared to what billions of others have worldwide.

Merry Christmas from my heart to yours!


The Greatest Gift


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